Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP)
This site provides comprehensive information on sustainable public procurement (SPP), also called responsible and sustainable procurement (RSP). The information has been prepared specifically for public purchasers. It is a translation of our Dutch website. Sustainable public procurement means focussing on the environmental and social impact of procurement as well as the price of the products, services or works in question. In addition to practical information, this site provides details of the latest developments in the field of SPP. Would you prefer to go straight to the relevant product information? If so, take a look at product groups.
As a professional procurer, you are expected to purchase products, services or works which are as sustainable as possible. Accordingly, the impact of any procurement on people and the environment must be considered in addition to price considerations.
As a procurer, you are responsible for the implementation of your organisation's policies in the field of sustainable public procurement (SPP). SPP is tailored to the individual circumstances of the situation.
The Environmental Criteria are reviewed regularly to keep it up to date. During this process the documents are tested on the accuracy and where needed adjustments are made accordingly.
Government procurement amounts to nearly 73,3 billion euros per year. It thus has a significant impact on the environment and on social issues, both here and in other countries.
In the Netherlands, contracting authorities in the public and private sector that wish to incorporate climate impact, circularity and social goals into their procurements can join a buyer group for sustainability.
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